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Pennies in 'Penny Loafers'?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sonny58, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    Apologies if this has been discussed previously but I couldn't find anything...

    Do people put pennies in their loafers any more?
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    yes...if they are 16 and under!
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  3. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    What do you put in your shoes after high school?
     
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    ter1413 Senior member

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    if so...i put $100's in there...biaaattch!!
     
  5. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    OK... penny loafers were obviously designed to accept something in the 'saddle' part of the shoe. Even their name recognizes this fact. Has it become purely decoration?
     
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    yes...even for those who still wear penny loafers!
     
  7. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    ... anyone else?
     
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    preposterous Active Member

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    You are mistaken. They were not 'designed to accept something'. It was a trend which lead to the 'coining' (fuck me) of the name.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Given their name I assumed they were designed to have a coin inserted into them.
     
  10. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Senior member

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    So... a bit more research revealed some very good information already here...

    ...and that's why they're called Weejuns

    a brief history of penny loafers

    Seems there are a couple of theories as to why a coin was inserted into the shoe. Some say it was used to make a call home in an emergency. Others say that it was a way of indicating the dating status of someone. A coin in your shoe meant you were committed.

    Anyway, I've learned something new today. I usually do on SF.
     
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    So they are actually Aurlands... interesting factiod.
     
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